ILO Development Cooperation Strategy 2020–25

This document presents the ILO’s Development Cooperation Strategy for 2020–25. It follows up on the resolution, adopted at the 107th Session (2018) of the International Labour Conference, concerning effective ILO development cooperation in support of the Sustainable Development Goals, and the subsequent discussion by the Governing Body at its 334th Session (October–November 2018) of a plan of action for the preparation of an ILO Development Cooperation Strategy for 2020–25. This Strategy takes account of some key issues that have emerged in the development cooperation landscape, including the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the world of work and the implementation of the UN reform. It operationalizes the principles and road map contained in the 2018 resolution on the basis of the four focus areas identified by the Governing Body. The Strategy contributes to realizing programme and budget outcomes and consequently to the implementation of the ILO Centenary Declaration. The Governing Body is invited to endorse the proposed strategy and to request the Director-General to take into account its guidance in the implementation of the Strategy (see the draft decision in paragraph 52).

Meeting document | 12 October 2020